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  • Little Boxes on the Hillside

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2013 | 10:28 am

    By M. Alexander

    Earlier this week, while running a Prevention group at a Hebrew School in the valley, we ran into a difficult dilemma when we split the group into boys and girls. The teacher fashions herself a progressive and decided that a split by gender was antiquated. What...

  • Everything is easier than doing good

    By Dennis Prager

    September 5, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    Some thoughts for Rosh Hashanah:

    If we took a vote on what trait we human beings most value, goodness would undoubtedly win. Certainly goodness is the trait that we most want everyone else to possess.

    But if we say we value goodness above everything else — and surely Judaism...

  • Take back L.A.

    By Rob Eshman

    July 9, 2008 | 10:43 pm

    If you want to see the city of Los Angeles' own version of MTV's "Punk'd," go to the Western Avenue terminus of the Metro Purple Line.

    I was there last week when a group of German tourists approached me holding an MTA transit map of the city.

    "Where is the beach?" a young man asked...

  • Q & A with Daniel Sokatch -- building a better community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am


    Daniel Sokatch leaves Los Angeles this week to become CEO of the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco after spending the last nine years transforming the start-up Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) into one of the most recognizable progressive Jewish advocacy organizations in...
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  • Progressives should join Jews on Iran strategy

    By Andrew Lachman

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Iran's nuclear ambitions have emerged not only as a foreign policy issue but recently have become an American political issue, as well.

    In response to the news offensive by the neoconservative movement and the Bush administration threatening military action against Iran and without...

  • Time to crapple with ‘real’ Israel

    By Naomi Chazan

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Uninformed readers of the general American press these days learn only two things about Israel. One is that it is consumed with war and peace. The other is that this small state of 7 million people deploys -- or does not, depending on whom you are reading -- the most powerful,...
  • Maher Hathout—partner for peace or anti-Semite in centrist clothing?

    By Marc Ballon

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    To progressive Jews, he is a partner for peace and a moderate Muslim in a world darkened by Islamic extremism. To conservative Jews, he is a strident anti-Israel critic, perhaps even a closet anti-Semite, masquerading as a centrist.
     
    Dr. Maher Hathout, like no other local Muslim...
  • Let There Be Yiddish

    By Jane Ulman

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Gut Shabbes." Synagogue vice president Donna Groman stands at the door, warmly greeting each guest. Inside, a samovar sits on a white-clothed table alongside temptingly arranged platters of homemade kugel and apple cake for the oneg.

    Tonight is a Yiddish service, Zol Zahn Shabbes...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Liberal Pundit Predicts Davis Recall

    If the California slugfest between the two major political parties were a concert, the Republicans, who yearn for the days when buffaloes roamed the plains, would be playing the "Ghost Dance," while the Democratic tune would be the...

  • Israelis Shun Terror as Sole Issue of Life

    By Tom Tugend

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even in the face of terrorist attacks and the likely fallout from a war in Iraq, Israelis refuse to become a "single-issue society."

    "We continue to care passionately about religious pluralism and equality," said Rabbi Uri Regev, executive director of the World Union...

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